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If your upbringing could be described using a Stellaris origin, which would it be?

Mechanist/Resource Consolidation (lived under high expectations to do well and/or a total nerd)
49
45%
Syncretic Evolution/Hegemon (I bullied the nerds)
0
No votes
Scion (raised by grandparents)
4
4%
Life-Seeded/Tree of Life (raised in rural areas and/or outdoors-y kid)
10
9%
Lost Colony (orphan and/or adopted and/or raised by single parent)
2
2%
Calamitous Birth (rebellious child)
6
6%
Prosperous Unification/Common Ground (had a lot of friends)
7
6%
On the Shoulder of Giants (tutored and/or went to a private school)
10
9%
Void Dwellers/Galactic Doorstep (moved around a lot)
13
12%
Post-Apocalyptic/Remnants/Doomsday/Shattered Ring (man, you don't wanna know)
7
6%
 
Total votes : 108

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The Imperial Reach
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Postby The Imperial Reach » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:50 pm

North German Realm wrote:
Renoa wrote:Why the fuck is it seen as tyrannical to want to imprison a vassal who is plotting to kill me.

And on a related note, why the fuck does my sister want to kill me when she's already out of the line of succession.

Update: Every time the Byzantines attack me, I feel less and less bad about 1453. Unrelated to the above, but still relevant.

The more one plays CK2 the more they sympathize with the Venetians tbh.


See, I'm the exact opposite. When it comes to blobs I very much like Purple Blob.

White Blob, Yellow Blob, Orange Blob, Blue Blob, and Green Blob can fuck off though.
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The Imperial Reach wrote:I've encountered this event maybe 4 times and I've never lost - not even once. Even the one time when I had no skill-related options, I still won.

Stop giving me more reasons to hate you
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The Imperial Reach
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Postby The Imperial Reach » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:52 pm

Purpelia wrote:Personally I like me empires to be elective and have my relatives as kings of the various kingdoms.


I'd love to try this but I know those idiots will die without sons and their daughters will inherit the throne and then it'll go to her kid with some fucking duke whose heir will then get both titles, thus messing up my vassal map when the King of Egypt is also the Duke of Croatia and the King of Croatia can't do shit about it because I disabled wars and Egypt has better levies anyway.
Impaled Nazarene wrote:
The Imperial Reach wrote:I've encountered this event maybe 4 times and I've never lost - not even once. Even the one time when I had no skill-related options, I still won.

Stop giving me more reasons to hate you
In the process of a massive retcon, like, massive
NS stats are the Devil's lettuce
I'm too lazy to make cool for a fancy sig

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Postby Valrifell » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:59 pm

Purpelia wrote:Personally I like me empires to be elective and have my relatives as kings of the various kingdoms.


Personally I like to have an iron grip on my empires. Max centralization, viceroy duchies, no council power.
I like to imagine Sisyphus STAYING HOME & WASHING HIS HANDS
I did some things

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Cisairse
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Postby Cisairse » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:05 pm

Impaled Nazarene wrote:
Cisairse wrote:
it's Crusader Kings not Crusader Doges

This is such a fantastic response that you need to rewarded.
BRALIA GET TO IT.


Get to what? Should I be scared??

Go easy on my Bralia
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The Huskar Social Union
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:16 pm

Cisairse wrote:
Impaled Nazarene wrote:This is such a fantastic response that you need to rewarded.
BRALIA GET TO IT.


Get to what? Should I be scared??

Go easy on my Bralia

Hopefully you will get the new thread title, because that line is gold.
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Postby Cisairse » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:17 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Cisairse wrote:
Get to what? Should I be scared??

Go easy on my Bralia

Hopefully you will get the new thread title, because that line is gold.


Ooooh. An honorable reward. I would be humbled to receive it.
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The Huskar Social Union
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:18 pm

Renoa wrote:Why the fuck is it seen as tyrannical to want to imprison a vassal who is plotting to kill me.
Does your council have authority on that matter? They may not be in favour of it. Could be favours being used by a malcontent council member

And on a related note, why the fuck does my sister want to kill me when she's already out of the line of succession.

Sis: Because fuck you thats why

Update: Every time the Byzantines attack me, I feel less and less bad about 1453. Unrelated to the above, but still relevant.[/quote]How dare you
Scary Spooky Leftist #19879417 An Atheist Irishman from Belfast Loyal to Dragonstone and the King in the Narrow Sea
Yeh: The Red Agenda, Purging the Xenos, Not being a prick, Vidya Gaemz, Art, Science, History, Old Gregg, Blondes, Redheads, Tattooed girls, Erecting fortifications, Tanks.
Neh: The Blue Agenda, Being a prick, Xenos, Racism, National/Religious wankery, Zealots, Gatekeeping, Alt-right/SJW Snowflakes, Random lists, Dismantling Fortifications, Cabbage.

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Cisairse
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Postby Cisairse » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:22 pm

Also I think I've given up trying to recreate Rome and now just want to conquer India as a foreigner in CK2.
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Dome Artan
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Postby Dome Artan » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:05 pm

So this isn't exactly Paradox related but its related to the CK2 achievement I just got, I Shed the Blood of Saxon Men so thats my excuse for posting it here

I'm sure we all know who Christopher Lee is but did we know that he released a symphonic metal album about the life of Charlemagne? Here's one song from it

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Cisairse
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Postby Cisairse » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:07 pm

Welcome to Crusader Kings II! You are playing a Rajput Jain Strategos.

Rajput culture effects: No special features
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Postby Ithalian Empire » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:40 pm

Cisairse wrote:Welcome to Crusader Kings II! You are playing a Rajput Jain Strategos.

Rajput culture effects: No special features

Welcome to 90% of CKII's cultures. Only thing they do is give same culture opinion bonuses.
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Bralia
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Postby Bralia » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:24 pm

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Cisairse wrote:
Get to what? Should I be scared??

Go easy on my Bralia

Hopefully you will get the new thread title, because that line is gold.

Yours was platinum.
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Postby Ithalian Empire » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:33 pm

Bralia wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Hopefully you will get the new thread title, because that line is gold.

Yours was platinum.

To be fair, I think gold is still rarer in the earths crust.
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Cisairse
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Postby Cisairse » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:37 pm

Woah wait Jainists can select their own heir?????

Why did nobody tell me this
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Impaled Nazarene
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:44 pm

Dome Artan wrote:So this isn't exactly Paradox related but its related to the CK2 achievement I just got, I Shed the Blood of Saxon Men so thats my excuse for posting it here

I'm sure we all know who Christopher Lee is but did we know that he released a symphonic metal album about the life of Charlemagne? Here's one song from it

The man could make anyone love the Carolingian Dynasty.
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Many democracies are oligarchies.
Therefore, many dictatorships are democracies."

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Postby Bralia » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:31 pm

Well, I completely forgot about the HoI4 DD yesterday and now the PDS forums seem to be having some significant problems, so I guess I'll just notify people that there's an updated beta patch through Dan Lind's Twitter.

Or the forum can start working literally two seconds after I post this. I feel like everything PDS is out to ruin me these days. Here's a direct link to the DD.
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The Huskar Social Union
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:16 am

Bralia wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Hopefully you will get the new thread title, because that line is gold.

Yours was platinum.

Awww babe
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Yeh: The Red Agenda, Purging the Xenos, Not being a prick, Vidya Gaemz, Art, Science, History, Old Gregg, Blondes, Redheads, Tattooed girls, Erecting fortifications, Tanks.
Neh: The Blue Agenda, Being a prick, Xenos, Racism, National/Religious wankery, Zealots, Gatekeeping, Alt-right/SJW Snowflakes, Random lists, Dismantling Fortifications, Cabbage.

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Bralia
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Postby Bralia » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:58 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Bralia wrote:Yours was platinum.

Awww babe

Let's fuck, xeno-compatibility style, tonight.
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Entranced and enchanted by an embrace. In love with locked lips. I cannot lie when I meet your eyes.

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Postby Albrenia » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:15 am

Stellaris has taught me that I always treat my core species way better than the rest, to the point of making them generally Xenophobic pricks a lot of the time. Very rarely do I let other races be full citizens of my little star empires.

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The Huskar Social Union
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Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:27 am

Bralia wrote:
The Huskar Social Union wrote:Awww babe

Let's fuck, xeno-compatibility style, tonight.

I have a prior commitment.
Albrenia wrote:Stellaris has taught me that I always treat my core species way better than the rest, to the point of making them generally Xenophobic pricks a lot of the time. Very rarely do I let other races be full citizens of my little star empires.
Sometimes it can be beneficial, but depends on the empire you roll with. Ive not had a good genocide campaign in stellaris for a while, might do a fanatical purifier run soon.
Scary Spooky Leftist #19879417 An Atheist Irishman from Belfast Loyal to Dragonstone and the King in the Narrow Sea
Yeh: The Red Agenda, Purging the Xenos, Not being a prick, Vidya Gaemz, Art, Science, History, Old Gregg, Blondes, Redheads, Tattooed girls, Erecting fortifications, Tanks.
Neh: The Blue Agenda, Being a prick, Xenos, Racism, National/Religious wankery, Zealots, Gatekeeping, Alt-right/SJW Snowflakes, Random lists, Dismantling Fortifications, Cabbage.

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Postby United Muscovite Nations » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:00 am

The Huskar Social Union wrote:
Bralia wrote:Let's fuck, xeno-compatibility style, tonight.

I have a prior commitment.
Albrenia wrote:Stellaris has taught me that I always treat my core species way better than the rest, to the point of making them generally Xenophobic pricks a lot of the time. Very rarely do I let other races be full citizens of my little star empires.
Sometimes it can be beneficial, but depends on the empire you roll with. Ive not had a good genocide campaign in stellaris for a while, might do a fanatical purifier run soon.

I don't do genocide campaigns because there's little point to it, imo, but I do ensure that the core species has a privileged position. Ultimately I'd say I don't like the comparison between alien species and human races, the level of difference is really quite immense such that the comparison makes no sense.
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Postby Bralia » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:13 am

Romantic slut. Self-deprecating egotist. Benevolent communist.
Wife and queen to King Huskar the Mannis. May his reign be long and great.
Entranced and enchanted by an embrace. In love with locked lips. I cannot lie when I meet your eyes.

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Impaled Nazarene
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Postby Impaled Nazarene » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:03 pm

Non-binary Aromantic Asexual Asperger's Syndrome Anarchist
Kiaculta wrote:Oh, Kar, you silly sack of shit.
Soviet Haaregrad wrote:Bickering ist krieg.
Infected Mushroom wrote:isn't this a bit extreme?
Finland SSR wrote:"Many dictatorships are oligarchies.
Many democracies are oligarchies.
Therefore, many dictatorships are democracies."

-said no one ever. I made these words up.
Genivaria wrote:"WHY!? Why do this!? Thousands of planets and trillions of innocent lives gone! For what!?"
"It seemed like fun at the time."

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The Huskar Social Union
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby The Huskar Social Union » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:05 pm


Image

THIS HAS PLEASED THE MARXIST ONE
Scary Spooky Leftist #19879417 An Atheist Irishman from Belfast Loyal to Dragonstone and the King in the Narrow Sea
Yeh: The Red Agenda, Purging the Xenos, Not being a prick, Vidya Gaemz, Art, Science, History, Old Gregg, Blondes, Redheads, Tattooed girls, Erecting fortifications, Tanks.
Neh: The Blue Agenda, Being a prick, Xenos, Racism, National/Religious wankery, Zealots, Gatekeeping, Alt-right/SJW Snowflakes, Random lists, Dismantling Fortifications, Cabbage.

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Postby Ism » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:09 pm

Albrenia wrote:Stellaris has taught me that I always treat my core species way better than the rest, to the point of making them generally Xenophobic pricks a lot of the time. Very rarely do I let other races be full citizens of my little star empires.


*Fanatic Xenophile intensifies*

Valrifell wrote:
Purpelia wrote:Personally I like me empires to be elective and have my relatives as kings of the various kingdoms.


Personally I like to have an iron grip on my empires. Max centralization, viceroy duchies, no council power.


I love viceroy kingdoms, but I don't think I've ever used viceroy duchies. They seem like such a hassle to me.
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